Gainsborough House Hotel
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... it was rather nice again.
The biggest problem with the rain was that it meant there was nowhere to sit, and standing at the back of the boat seems rather odd when you aren't in control of the tiller, plus Carrie moans that she can't see round me.
So we found my parents and grandparents walking down the canal towards us as we reached Hopwas, after a small debate we decided we would pull in and pick them up. It would be hard to outrun someone on ...
... so despite both me and Carrie being exhausted we limped our way into Armitage.
Once moored up it seemed like Carrie got a burst of energy so went blackberry picking, we then had a dinner of beans on toast with mushrooms followed by french toast with a kind of jam style coulis using the last of the fresh fruit.
... meals which was good as the plan was to just keep going as late as we could and stop when we ran out of energy or light. But first we stopped at Shugborough Hall.
We basically snuck in the back entrance, we passed by a closed booth that said we had to go to another reception to buy a ticket costing £15 each. We headed off towards where we had to pay but stopped off at the butterfly garden where Carrie spent ages trying to get a ...
... had Royal markings on it so we turned around to have a closer look and were told by a police officer that Princess Anne was in Kidderminster at the Severn Railway Station. It was pleasing to see quite a large number of locals were also at the field trying to spot the Princess and not just us tourists trying to spot her. Not long after we arrived the helicopter left to land closer to Kidderminster.
A day spent exploring the countryside east of Ludow – we meander through country roads and small towns and villages through to and around Kidderminster, before stopping to visit a private garden, at Stone House Cottage, just east of the city. Its not huge, especially by comparison with some of the gardens we've seen at the National Trust properties ...